Police and soldiers in Nakhon Pathom have monitored a seminar on the pro-democracy movements, threatening the lecturer that the event might constitute a violation of a junta order. On 16 March 2018, the Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights published a letter from Achara Rakyutitham, a humanities lecturer at Silpakorn University.
This year’s university initiation season has been inaugurated with the message that “touching someone else’s genitals can create love and unity.” Meanwhile, an anti-Islam monk has been disrobed for inciting violence against Muslims. Too much love at a Thai university The beginning of the university year in Thailand is marked by reports of physical, mental and sexual abuse against freshman students during initiation activities.
Silpakorn University (SU) has initiated an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment during freshman orientation activities, where students were allegedly forced to strip and shower together. The allegations emerged on 16 September 2017 when Anti-SOTUS, a network that campaigns against human rights violations in universities, posted on its Facebook page reports it had received from SU Fine Arts students.